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How do i know what brand of video card goes in my motherboard

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 13, 2012 2:58:49 PM

Hello, I have an acer AM3920-E4002 , and I wanna put a new GPU in it , the only problem is the motherboard runs off of on board graphics card Intel . I was wondering if some one could let me know if this is compatible with AMD or Nvidia
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April 13, 2012 3:13:36 PM

any brand
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April 13, 2012 3:17:57 PM

Any board with a pci x16 slot will run any card from nvidia or amd. It's just certain motherboard that has 2 or more pci x16 slot that has either SLI(multi card from nvidia) or crossfire(multi card from amd) compatibility or compatible with both of them.
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April 13, 2012 3:21:40 PM

Ya, it don't matter. It's user preference!!!
April 13, 2012 3:39:40 PM

A search of some vendors shows PCI expansion for this model as "N/A". IE, this one:

Also, I see that the power supply specs are 300w for that PC. You will need to make sure that the machine HAS a PCI expansion slot and that the card is capable of running from a 300w PS before buying.
April 13, 2012 10:57:19 PM

how would i go about checking the size of the ram it can take i understand its ddr3 but at wich freq , and max amount it can handle ?